Borussia Mönchengladbach celebrate return of German football with class Celtic tweet

By John McGinley

May 7, 2020

German side Borussia Mönchengladbach have been celebrating the return of Bundesliga action on Twitter today, posting a throwback tweet to the time when Celtic fans and the club were engaged in back and forth Twitter patter.

Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops side drew Gladbach in the group stage of the 2016/17 Champions League, with the socially active German club making a big thing out of Scottish fans’ pronunciation and spelling of their tongue-twisting name.

It culminated in the outfit renaming themselves ‘A German Team’ on social media after a chalkboard advertisement outside of a Glasgow pub, even selling scarves with the slogan on it (BBC Scotland).

German top-flight action has been cleared to resume behind closed doors from 16th May, with the league eventually wrapping up in late June.

As a result, German clubs and fans are looking forward optimistically to the return and the English language Gladbach account was no different, taking advantage of a bang up to date Google translate rhyming meme.

In the clip a Celtic fan is seen speaking to Gladbach’s media channel, trying his best to pronounce the club’s name in a way satisfactory for our former opponents!

Clearly they fondly remember their time going up against us in European competition.

Everyone is looking forward to getting back to that level once again when the current crisis subsides.